Clinton County Reads

The 2015 Clinton County Reads selection is…


Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Louis Zamperini, a juvenile delinquent-turned-Olympic runner, is captured by the Japanese during World War II and becomes an Army hero by proving the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. On New York Times Best Sellers list for nearly four years.

Here are just a few of the glowing reviews of “Unbroken”:

“A meticulous, soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life.”—The Washington Post

“Marvelous . . . Unbroken is wonderful twice over, for the tale it tells and for the way it’s told. . . . It manages maximum velocity with no loss of subtlety.”—Newsweek

“Riveting . . . an exceptional portrait . . . So haunting and so beautifully written, those who fall under its spell will never again feel the same way about World War II and one of its previously unsung heroes.”—The Columbus Dispatch

“Magnificent . . . incredible . . . [Hillenbrand] has crafted another masterful blend of sports, history and overcoming terrific odds; this is biography taken to the nth degree, a chronicle of a remarkable life lived through extraordinary times.”—The Dallas Morning News

“A celebration of gargantuan fortitude . . . full of unforgettable characters, multi-hanky moments and wild turns . . . Hillenbrand is a muscular, dynamic storyteller.”—The New York Times

“An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Intense … You better hold onto the reins.”—The Boston Globe

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